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October 31, 2008

CW's Kimball Theatre hosts Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival on Merchants Square

The Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival on Merchants Square returns to Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in November. Opening night begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 with “A Secret.”

This award-winning French film captured 11 Cesar nominations in France and won the “Grand Prix des Ameriques” at the Montréal World Film Festival. Following the film, a Parisian Café Dessert Reception will be held in the Old Post Office Atrium with music by Cliff Morris. Cost is $20. This film is not rated.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, audiences can enjoy “Noodle.” This film received 11 nominations from the Award of the Israeli Film Academy and won the “Special Grand Prize of the Jury” at the Montréal World Film Festival. The event begins with a complimentary Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Social at 2 p.m. and concludes with a discussion of “Noodle” by noted immigration lawyer Sylvia Boecker. Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. This film is not rated.

The Winter Series continues with three additional award-winning films:

  • Jellyfish at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24–25;
  • The Secrets at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Feb. 21–22; and
  • My Mexican Shiva at 7 and 9 p.m. March 28–29.

    The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 4-9:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre Box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture – stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic trades people research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. “Revolutionary City®” – a dramatic live street theater presentation, is a 2008 Rand McNally Best-of-the-Road™ Editor’s Pick. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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